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The FIT grants it two first FIT Digital Growth loans (CHF 200’000) to the Vaud Startups Neho and Alaya

Neho and Alaya each obtained a loan of CHF 200’000 from FIT Digital, the new program launched by the FIT in May 2018. FIT Digital provides a financial help to entrepreneurs who are not necessarily connected to a university. In particular, the program helps innovating start-up projects with a strong growth potential, helping them to put the first development strategies in place. The FIT Digital Growth loan is the highest supporting model of the initiative (CHF 200’000).

ORACAN startup obtains support from the FIT

In November 2018, the FIT decided to grant a seed loan of CHF 100’000 to ORACAN, based on the EPFL Innovation Park. The startup is inspired by research conducted in the field of space to develop its product for pharmas.

AgroSustain obtains a FIT seed support of CHF 100’000

Protect and improve the resistance of foods in the agri-tech sector naturally and without danger for animals and humans: this is the ambitious project of AgroSustain. The startup has obtained a FIT seed support of CHF 100’000, one year after receiving a FIT grant – InnoTREK of the same amount.

The EPFL startup Logmind wins a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000

In October 2018, the FIT Digital jury chose to support Oqtor with a grant of CHF 20’000. We interviewed their founding team about their automated design technology as well as the future of Oqtor.

The EPFL startup Logmind wins a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000

In October 2018, the FIT Digital jury chose to support the AI startup Logmind with a grant of CHF 20’000. We interviewed its founder and CEO Ketevani Zaridze about her novel product, an AI-based big data analytics platform.

CHF 100’000 for Daphne Technology

Daphne Technology obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the FIT. The EPFL cleantech spin-off develops an innovative solution to help the maritime commercial industry meet international pollutants emissions’ guidelines. More: the technology transforms pollutants into fertilizer.

CHF 100’000 for ASPIVIX

ASPIVIX is the newest winner of a FIT seed loan of CHF 100’000. The Lausanne based medtech startup develops a novel medical device for gynaecologists, which eases treatments and reduces pain as well as eventual trauma during interventions.

The cyber-security startup ARCATrust receives a FIT seed loan of CHF 100’000

The FIT jury chose to support ARCATrust in August 2018 with a CHF 100’000 FIT seed loan. Based on the EPFL Innovation Park, ARCATrust provides a novel general-purpose security platform for companies willing to store and manage their digital assets, such as crypto currencies or smart contracts, with the highest level of security.

The FIT grants CHF 400’000 to 4 new Western Switzerland startups

Largo Films, Aeler Technologies, Gliapharm and Ligentec are the four latest winners of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) seed loan. Each startup received CHF 100’000 to further develop their business.

FIT Digital: Here are the first 5 projects to win

On 31 May, 2018, the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) launched FIT Digital, a new program for innovative digital projects. Since launch, FIT digital received more than 20 applications, among which 6 pitched on July 9, 2018. 5 winning projects were selected by the FIT Digital jury. Meet them in our mini interviews, today!

Nightlife app infinight gets a CHF 20’000 push from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet infinight in our interview with co-founder and CTO Yannick Bloem. The project gets CHF 20’000 (FIT Digital Grant).

New PropTech young player Tayo receives CHF 50’000 from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet Tayo in our interview with founder and CEO Etienne Friedli. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

Householders’ digital platform gets CHF 50’000 from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet Buildigo in our interview with CEO Raphael Breitschmid. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

Adventure and tourism platform WeGaw gets CHF 50’000 from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet WeGaw in our interview with co-founder & CEO Ion Padilla. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

Business owners’ intelligent digital assistant takes off with a CHF 50’000 Seed loan from FIT Digital

5 innovative digital projects received the very first FIT Digital financial supports on July 9, 2018. Meet Socialease in our interview with co-founder & CEO Laurent Thevin. The project gets a loan of CHF 50’000 (FIT Digital Seed).

CHF 800’000 for the startups SamanTree Medical and OneVisage

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has granted two early loans of CHF 400’000 each to the Lausanne based startups SamanTree Medical and OneVisage. Since 1994, the FIT supported 168 high tech projects in western Switzerland with a total of more than CHF 33 million of financial support.

TOP100 2017

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the seventh time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2017) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 14 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to BestMile, Lunaphore Technologies, Flyability, Gamaya, Nanolive, ScanTrust, Insolight, Daphne Technology, Biowatch, Cellestia Biotech, Astrocast, Comphya, Monito and Volumina Medical !